The Word for Today is Dignity

It is a sad truth in my world that every single morning when I take my first look at what happened in the news, I hear the Star Trek character Jean-Luc Picard barking out “Damage Report!”  Today was no different.  The Dumpster in Chief referred to countries holding half a billion people as “Sh*tholes.”   There is no walking this gaffe back.  There is no explaining it away. There is no “look out behind you” that will distract me from this gaffe that insults (in a demeaning and profound way) 15% of the world’s population.  Think about those numbers.  The guy in the White House just insulted 15% of the world in one moment of oratory flatulence.

I have written my Congressional Delegation in hopes that they will do something…


Hey Look! Your Shoe is Untied!

This is 2017 (for a bit yet) and we should not have to explain basic bait and switch tactics to each other and certainly not to the US Congress.

Every elected official in Washington DC is complicit it the Grand Theft Oxygen going on right now and they need to step up and put a stop to it.  I am weighing in with my elected officials and I heartily recommend everyone here does the same thing.

dec 17

Not enough shine in the world to make this Tax Bill smell right…

They are polishing the turds in Washington again.  Our Congress is out of conference and counting votes for the Tax Scam.  Let’s all get out there and do a few things to make a difference:

  • RESIST by making calls, visiting offices, and using Resistbot to get it clear to our elected officials that play time is over, we are not having it, and there will be a lot more change in the make up of Congress if they do not listen to the people.
  • Share every time you resist.
  • Encourage others to do so as every voice matters.

My offering today:

december 15

The Curious Curse of a Confused Congress

There have been some memes of wonder this week on social media that propose to ask about the addled priorities of our Republican-dominated Congress.  There are not enough cans of “Fake News!” paint on earth to hide the holes in the current agenda.  I took a few minutes to ask my elected officials what they were going to do to fix it.  I expect to get no reply at all, but one must try…


While They Thought We Were Sleeping…

In a new example of the duplicitous dismissal of the American People by their Elected Congress (a problem becoming catastrophically commonplace)  healthcare has been quietly taken away from nearly 9 million children.  We here at Cleanup on Aisle Four failed to remember to forget to plug our brains in this week, spotted it, and have weighed in with our elected officials.


Trickle Down Clowns Coming To Town

Sad to say, Ladies and Gentlemen, but the President came to Indiana and laid a big fat egg.  Now, to be fair, I adore an omelette as much as anyone, but this egg was way past it’s expiration date.  The Big Guy unveiled a tax plan that repeats a ridiculous Republican Strategy that has failed 7 times in the last 100 years…

Taking from the poor to give to the rich has been a recipe for failure and Party–and/or regime–change for centuries.

After failing, again, to strip healthcare from Americans who need it most, the Administration returns to their oppression tool box by starting fights with the NFL, destroying public education, and rolling out huge tax cuts for their largest campaign donors.  The President has had a busy week, no wonder he had no time to help 3 million Americans in Puerto Rico.  (I am sure the delay was not because he bilked Puerto Rico out of 34 million dollars with one of his failed property schemes.)

I sent along some thoughts to my congressional delegation.


The Art of Distraction

The great Distractor in Chief was working overtime this weekend when he started another twitter fight–this time with the entire NFL.  We can argue another time whether the kneeling thing at NFL games is really an issue, but peaceful expressions of protest and a President demanding that NFL Owners fire the (Expletive omitted) who protest created a firestorm of controversy overnight.  A lot of people got fairly irate that the President was ordering private business owners to fire employees who were conducting lawful, peaceful protests.

The firestorm was not an accident.  He meant to create it.  He probably does not care about National anthems and who sits or stands.  What the President wanted, needed even, was to get our minds off the latest episode of “Grand Theft Oxygen meets the Republican Approach to Healthcare and Tax reform.  As I have already seen Senate hopefuls Rokita and Messer weigh in on the President’s side, I took a few moments to ask my Representatives to not be distracted.